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Star Trek fan plans to build the Enterprise


Posted on Tuesday, 15 May, 2012 | Comment icon 26 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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A systems engineer has developed plans to build an actual 'working' version of the USS Enterprise.

The man behind all this, known only as 'Dan', isn't letting the inconvenience that the Enterprise and all of its technologies are merely works of fiction get in his way. Dan believes that the blueprints can be turned in to a real vessel within 20 years using nuclear power to travel to the moon within three days and even Mars within three months.

"The Gen1 Enterprise will be the same size as future Enterprises or larger," he says. "It will have 1g gravity like the future ships and ample comfortable living space. It will have a bridge with 1g gravity where the captain and key crew members will often work."

"Every detail of the first Enterprise has been planned out to the smallest degree, from the inner workings of the 'gravity wheel' to the coverings on the exterior shielding, as well as the outline of the first ten missions and the political problems that will have to be overcome."

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Comment icon #17 Posted by kobolds on 16 May, 2012, 10:13
hate to say this but to make a working USS Enterprise is impossible . just take a look of the shape of comet/asteroid . those are the shape carved from long journey through space
Comment icon #18 Posted by ToyToyZA on 16 May, 2012, 12:32
Letís hope that a working FTL propulsion system is developed within the next 20 years. Then the maiden voyage can coincide with a Vulcan first contact :-)
Comment icon #19 Posted by wolfknight on 16 May, 2012, 13:07
1st off StarShip are built in space at a space dock.2nd off The amount of energy that would be needed to launch a ship that size from the ground is imposssible at this time. This person has a serious pipedream. Can't see it happening in my lifetime.
Comment icon #20 Posted by jaguarsky on 16 May, 2012, 14:29
While I think there are far more socially worthy projects that one could spend money on I still find this guys idea interesting. While we fight endless wars for greed and arrogance the drive that has made humanity great is being lost. We, as a species are too caught up in the mundane grasp for power and money to embrace the sense of wonder and exploration that forced out of our caves and hovels.
Comment icon #21 Posted by Junior Chubb on 16 May, 2012, 22:56
I can only agree with those who mention building this in space. It will be like when I made the biggest space ship in the history of my childhood Lego building career, as soon as it left the ground it broke apart. when do we build star wars star destroyers? Now that seems far more sensible to me
Comment icon #22 Posted by ravens5362 on 19 May, 2012, 17:20
You can read the whole article on www.BuildTheEnterpise.org. His plans do call for the ship to be assembled in space and to use an ion propulsion drive instead of FTL technology. His claim is that by using a very small amount of constant thrust in space where there is no friction will allow the ship to accelerate constantly reaching greater speeds than with conventional chemical thrust engines. Interesting website to read but I don't have a spare trillion dollars laying around...
Comment icon #23 Posted by Johnny Rocco on 20 May, 2012, 11:40
Illogical.
Comment icon #24 Posted by ~C.S.M~ on 21 May, 2012, 10:18
well with the inflatable Bigalow technology, perhaps you can even make it bigger....and cheaper. So its not impossible.
Comment icon #25 Posted by Rafterman on 21 May, 2012, 15:18
In other news "Dan" still hasn't had sex yet, but is confident that his "Canadian girlfriend" will come around eventually.
Comment icon #26 Posted by Mac E on 25 May, 2012, 19:20
I think it's a great idea to get people thinking about collaboration and a human goal. Sometimes I think that's what's missing from today's culture, a common goal shared by all (or most) and not driven by greed.


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